Munro, Ronald Fane (Flying Officer, b.1919 - d.2016)

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Accession Number AWM2017.97.1
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement Extent: 2.5 cm; Wallet/s: 1
Object type Log book, Photograph, Manuscript, Document, Diary
Maker Commonwealth of Australia
Munro, Ronald Fane
Place made Australia, New Guinea
Date made 1942-2000
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copying Provisions Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition, Copying permitted subject to physical condition
Description

Collection relating to the Second World War service of 408915 Flying Officer Ronald Fane Munro, No. 100 Squadron (RAAF), New Guinea and Australia, 1941-1945.

Collection consists of:
- 1 x written manuscript (and 1 x earlier draft) entitled 'A Resume of my Experiences in the RAAF. 1941-1945 Flying Officer Ron Munro'. The manuscript describes various aspects of Munro's service. This includes anecdotes about certain significant events during his service. The manuscript begins with a description of Munro's training in Victoria and South Australia. The manuscript then discusses Munro's time spent in northern Australia and New Guinea, including several descriptions of operations around the Milne Bay area. There are also mentions of Munro's experiences testing newly-developed wireless equipment. The final pages of the manuscript contain facsimiles of images related to Munro's service.

- 1 x blue felt-covered 'Royal Australian Air Force Observer's Air Gunner's and W/T Operator's Flying Log Book' with 'Munro R.F.' written in black on the cover. This spans the period 5 March 1942 to 4 April 1945. Throughout, Munro flies in: DC-2s, DC-3 Dakotas, Fairey Battles, Bristol Beauforts, a B-17 Flying Fortress; Hudsons, and Liberators. These are flown from various airfields in South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales, and New Guinea. Also enclosed in the logbook is a torn scrap of paper with various addresses and phone numbers.

- 1 x photograph of an aircraft's nose art, depicting a simargl before the Japanese sun, with the caption 'kita bikin ayer sama tojo' (loosely meaning 'we piss on Tojo'), and a caption describing a bombing run on 25 June 1942 - the date that the nose art was painted on.

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